Deion Sanders sat down with Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks this week, and he talked about learning from Nick Saban once again.
Sanders and Nick Saban both appear in Aflac commercials at the moment, but their relationship expands further than the commercial shoots. Sanders discussed his respect for Saban in a recent 60 Minutes’ interview. Rooks asked the NFL Hall Of Famer during their interview, ‘what are the biggest lessons’ Saban has taught him.
“Identifying personnel, coaching-wise” Sanders answered. “Understanding the different, not leagues but the different conferences. Understanding all that language and how this stuff works and why this school is going to that conference and this school is going to that conference, and always being prepared for what’s next because there’s no one who’s lost more coaches to the next level than he has, but it keeps on ticking. Why? Because he’s the engine. He is it. So, just little things that he may whisper in between takes when we’re shooting an Aflac commercial. They’re sacred to me because he is him, and I respect the heck out of him.”
Both Saban and Sanders are preparing for big conference games this weekend.
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